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Title: Scalability of reconfigurable manufacturing systems based on bowl phenomenon: An implication of modular machines
Authors: Hasan F.
Jai Pk.
Kumar D.
Published in: International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Abstract: Improving productivity is considered to be one of the key challenges for designing and operating any manufacturing system. Perfect balancing of the production line is seldom achieved because of numerous constraints. In order to have higher productivity from these production lines the concept of unbalancing the workloads, giving rise to the 'bowl phenomenon' was proposed by Hillier and Boling (1967a, 1967b, 1972) in context of dedicated manufacturing systems. Literature revealed that study of this phenomenon is primarily confined to dedicated manufacturing systems and flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) and this concept has not yet been explored for newer generation of manufacturing system like reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMSs) which may be utilised an viable option for partial scalability of these systems. In the paper, this concept of bowl is extended to RMS planning and is explained with the help of a numerical illustration. © Copyright 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (2016), 22(1): 73-95
URI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJISE.2016.073261
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/12298
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Keywords: Bowl phenomenon
Modularity
Reconfigurable manufacturing system
RMS
Serial production flow line
ISSN: 17485037
Author Scopus IDs: 7005439513
56986494600
57202478211
Author Affiliations: Hasan, F., Manufacturing Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Jai, Pk., Manufacturing Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Kumar, D., Manufacturing Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Hasan, F.; Manufacturing Systems Lab, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: faisalhasan123@rediffmail.com
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